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Posted on: October 26, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Lighted Christmas Parade will return in-person to downtown

Santa and elves wave from lighted parade float

PHOTO #1: Santa waves to spectators during the Lighted Christmas Parade hosted by Victoria Parks & Recreation in 2015 in downtown Victoria.

People wave from lighted parade float decorated with lights, VFD logo and fireplacePHOTO #2: Victoria Fire Department employees wave to residents during the Lighted Christmas Parade hosted by Victoria Parks & Recreation in 2011 in downtown Victoria.

Truck pulls lighted parade float featuring lighted blowup Christmas treePHOTO #3: A Parks & Recreation vehicle pulls a lighted float along the parade route during the Christmas Parade of Lights in 2019 in downtown Victoria.

Victoria’s Lighted Christmas Parade is reversed no more.

The parade will return to downtown 6-9 p.m. Dec. 4, giving residents a chance to gaze in-person at lighted floats, car and motorcycle clubs, marching bands and more as they kick off the holiday season. The parade also will be livestreamed on Facebook at City of Victoria, Texas – Government.

Parks & Recreation Director Jason Alfaro“While we were glad to be able to offer the parade in a modified format last year, we know many residents will be looking forward to the traditional experience of coming downtown to see the parade,” said Parks & Recreation Director Jason Alfaro. “We hope residents will join us for this celebration, whether in person or through livestream.” 

Map of parade route that starts at Goodwin and Main, heads south to Church and goes north on Bridge.Parks & Recreation is seeking food and merchandise vendors and floats for the parade. To sign up for the parade or register as a vendor, visit www.victoriatx.gov/registration. Applications are due Nov. 19.

For more information about Parks & Recreation programs and events, visit www.victoriatx.gov/parks or call 361-485-3200.

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